Maybe this explains Fox News’ obsession with Paris Hilton and other “soft news” (actually, “non-news”) stories:
Larry King‘s interview with Paris Hilton averaged 3,079,000 viewers last night, according to live viewer data (not including same-day DVR viewership) from Nielsen Media Research.
In the 25-54 demo, King averaged 1,336,000 viewers.
King almost doubled Hannity & Colmes in total viewers (1,621,000) and tripled the show in the demo (382,000). MSNBC had 502,000 viewers, including 205,000 in the demo, for the hour.
I could get all preachy, but really, what’s the point anymore?